Originally Posted by JorgeFabregas
That WAR total would more than double if Gio and Hudson were included, FWIW.
I suppose it's worth something, but in many cases it's not really worth something all that good. It tells us that once in a while when the Sox do draft someone good, they send them packing before they can contribute and that the return is not very good (Swisher and Jackson). That doesn't really help the case for the Sox development and judgment of young talent.
The only young talent the Sox seem to have had success with in the last decade (as far as making actual contributions to the White Sox and not another team) is the former top prospect who needs a change of scenery type that they acquire in trades.